I don't think they are going to randomly arrest people. It is just common
sense and good statistical modeling. You probably need more officers at a rock
concert or football game than at bingo at the Senior Citizen center. Likewisen
some locatiobs just tend to attract crime. A police cruiser parked near a store
that is frequently robbed will help deter future robberies.
Laughing at the previous comments.. you can certainly tell by what they post
which posters are not happy with law enforcement having better tools to prevent
crime. Maybe we should just keep an eye on them? To Liberal: The
fact the a crime hasn't happened and law enforcement can have a visible
presence in the predicted area will only help the innocent stay innocent. It is
only after the crime is committed that the police would take action, not before.
DRAPER — A Utah company is unveiling a new technology that it says will
help law enforcement stop crime before it happens.======If a crime hasn't happened, it isn't a crime.Whatever
happened to "innocent until proven guilty"?Presumed innocent?Thanks for trampling the Constitution in the name of making money.It's like the Sci-Fi movie "Minority Report", with the
"Pre-crime" police.ala, Gestapo.
@ I know it.This software is not what you have understood or are at
least saying it does. Among other things, apparently the software predicts
accurately where... not just what. Knowing where the crimes are likely to occur
helps you place police in the general vicinity which would lead to quicker
arrival on scene and more likely to catch them and may prevent crimes too.
Whether this software is worth 6 figures is for your state and leaders to figure
6 figures to tell us a criminal is likely to repeat something and do it the same
dumb way they did it in the first place.Maybe the state should pay 6
figures for a program that will predict if the sun will rise tomorrow, or even
better... what I'll eat for breakfast tomorrow.YesWafflesGuess what? That was free and I didn't even use
technology to figure it out! Wow!